New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Friday sending greetings on the occasion of Eid ul Adha and assuring support for the country’s health sector amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighting that the festival of Eid ul Adha which is also celebrated in India shows “deep historical and cultural links” between both the countries, PM said, “We hope that this festival will further enhance the spirit of peace and tolerance in our respective societies and promote fraternal ties between our two countries.”

Lauding the steps taken by the Bangladesh government to deal with the COVID crisis, the PM said he is “confident that Bangladesh will tide over these challenging times”. He added that India remains “available to support your efforts in any way, including through capacity-building in the health sector”.

India in its second tranche of COVID-19 emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh sent 100,000 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicine tablets and 50,000 sterile surgical latex gloves. The first tranche consisted of 30,000 surgical masks and 15,000 head-cover. 

Both leaders had spoken to each other on April 29 to discuss the regional situation in the wake of the pandemic. 

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